Men and women alike have health needs and they can be different in the way they deal with this topic. As an example, not a lot of men experience digestive difficulties but when they do, they are less likely to seek medical attention than ladies will.
Having this example, we will have a look at what can men get by eating healthy foods, particularly in this topic, yogurt.
If you are like many people who are for healthy eating and living, you probably have already heard about the goodness of yogurt. Yogurt is touted as one of the most nutrient-dense food available around. This fermented food product is made of dairy and is popular for having great health benefits including having probiotics that have powerful health benefits.
Let's take a look on the benefits yogurt has for men and then we'll talk about the benefits of yogurt for women on the next article...
A study from The Journal of American Medical Association in 2008 shows that 32.2% of Americans are obese and 35.5% for women. Obesity is one of the major health issues America is facing that can lead to diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Weight gain in men is an alarming issue and is harder to control as they age. This is where yogurt comes in... A study in 2014 showed that a huge numbered participants with an average age of 37.1 were monitored in a period of every 2 years. Their discovery was that the participants who consumed more than 7 servings of yogurt per week were found less obese than the rest. They also found out that eating yogurt mixed with more fruits significantly decreased the risk of obesity.
Helps Maintain Good Digestion
Probiotics in yogurt have a very well known reputation in keeping a healthy gut. Even those who cannot tolerate milk (lactose intolerant) will be able to digest yogurt without a problem. All with the help of these good bacterias called probiotics.
Keeps the Testosterone Levels at a nice level
Another study in 2014 published in the journal PLoS One showed that the results conducted on male mice that were fed with yogurt can be significant to men as well. The result showed that the mice that were on a yogurt diet have higher testosterone levels, developed bigger testicles, and have higher sperm concentrations. Dr. Susan Erdman, one of the authors of the research review has proposed an explanation to this: probiotic in the yogurt may have caused the above results showed by the mice in the study.
Aids in Recovery and in Physical Improvement
As a couple training for an eventual marathon run in a year or two, we do our training which is -- running and more running. To be able to do as much training as possible, recovery is essential. Getting enough sleep helps and taking yogurt as well. We know it for ourselves as true on eating yogurt with fruits can speed up our recovery after a good training. This is not only true for us but yogurt is one of the most recommended snacks for athletes according to sports experts and we don't wonder why.
Yogurt's goodness helps men and women alike and for many years it is still keeping up to its reputation. These benefits mentioned above are sure enough reasons to give yogurt a try.